Did not stay there but had a meal and spent a couple of hours. Saw all the rooms and took a tour of the place. An old refurbished bungalow opposite the old Danish fort (reminds one of the old tea estate bungalows) with a swimming pool and 8 rooms. Right on the beach which is clean and not visited by many people. No television sets on the property which adds to it charm. will surely stay there on our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facing full east, The Bungalow on the Beach gives you your personal encounter with the sun, sea breeze and spray. Time becomes irrelevant here when you stand facing a glorious sunrise with : a 14th century Pandya temple on your left and a 17th century Danish fort to the right. Come taste ‘eternity’ in a stopover ! The restored Bungalow stands as a reminder of Ove Gjedde, a Danish Admiral sent by the king of Denmark with two ships. They were well received by the Nayak ruler of Tanjore, and given this territory for trading. Then Dansborg, the Fort of Tharangambadi – a solid example of Scandinavian military architecture, was established nearby to store and export pepper to Denmark. The oldest Lutheran church in India was built here in 1706. Today you can drive in through a beautiful gate of the majestic King Street, past Lutheran churches and grand bungalows of the Danish Governors’ and the British Collector’s residence. Re-live marine history; visit the temples of Kumbakonam and Tanjore. The town remains a glorious tribute to architecture from across the world. Tranquebar is reputed to have the thickest ozone layer in India which is ideal for relaxation as it rejuvenates and helps all those who want to prolong their life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bungalow On The Beach Hotel Tharangambadi
- Hotel On The Beach